Reflective Textiles

Julie Thissen

Reflective materials are known for dominating constructions site, road works and general health and safety, but also can be used outside these boundaries. Using reflective materials to design collages and patterns to apply them to scarves, using the reflective material for everyday use.

Julie Thissen is a French/Dutch product designer and graduate of ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris. After working for the studios of François Azambourg and Chris Kabel, she set up her own product design studio as well as the label The Cyclist, which focuses on accessories for urban cyclists and commuters. From her studio in Rotterdam, she creates objects in which she likes to blend together functionality, aesthetics, ornaments and patterns. By setting her focus on materials and production processes, her design approach aims to integrate two fundamental principles: a product has to be practical to use and pleasing to the senses.

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